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Stay or go? Some towns are eyeing retreat from sea

Pounded by erosion, some communities hugging California’s shoreline are eyeing a retreat from the sea. There’s a growing acknowledgement that the sea is relentless and erosion will worsen with rising seas fueled by global warming. Up and down the California coast, some communities are deciding it’s not worth trying to wall off the encroaching ocean. Until recently, the thought of bowing to nature was almost unheard of.

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Homeowners allowed to grow size of temporary retaining walls

Owners of condominiums threatened by erosion in North Topsail Beach are going bigger to protect their property from the encroaching Atlantic Ocean.

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How to Save Bangladesh?

Bangladesh sits at the end of the cone of the Bay of Bengal. The country is infamous for natural disasters. Most of the land is flat and just above sea level, every storm sweeps across the country without any obstacles, and tidal surges pound the coast. About 150 million people live here, and the population density is one of the highest in the world after places like Singapore and Hong Kong…

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Hawaii’s Beaches Are in Retreat, and Its Way of Life May Follow

Little by little, Hawaii’s iconic beaches are disappearing…

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Another Dam Project Approved for Patagonia

Erosion, News
May
8

An environmental review commission Tuesday approved construction of another hydroelectric project in Chile’s remote and pristine Patagonia region…

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70 Percent of Beaches Eroding On Hawaiian Islands Kauai, Oahu, and Maui

Erosion, News
May
8

An assessment of coastal change over the past century has found 70 percent of beaches on the islands of Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, and Maui are undergoing long-term erosion, according to a U.S. Geological Survey and University of Hawaiʻi report just released.

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Ocean Beach Erosion: New Plan Crafted

The silver tide that surges through Ocean Beach from dawn to dusk is a surfer’s delight. For San Francisco, however, it is an unrelenting test of nature.

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Rising Pacific Seas Linked to Climate Change: study

Sea levels in the southwest Pacific started rising drastically in the 1880s, with a notable peak in the 1990s thought to be linked to human-induced climate change, according to a new study.

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Panel Rejects Plan for Matunuck Retaining wall, Rhodes Island

A state environmental panel has rejected plans by South Kingstown officials to build a 200-foot retaining wall to protect the only road leading in and out of Matunuck, RI, from beach erosion.

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